Second open house for Highway 169 construction in western Twin Cities metro set for Feb. 10
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The public is invited to learn about future improvements to Highway 169 between Highway 55 in Golden Valley and Highway 62 in Edina at an open house scheduled for Feb. 10.
The informal open house will be held from 4 – 6 p.m. at Hopkins High School, 2400 Lindbergh Drive in Minnetonka, Minn.
The proposed construction is scheduled for November 2016 through fall 2017. Work includes:
- Replacing the Highway 169 bridge over Nine Mile Creek in Hopkins, Minnetonka and Edina with a causeway—a raised road across a low or wet ground.
- Closing sub-standard highway ramps on southbound Highway 169 at 16th Street in St. Louis Park.
- Improving the safety of Highway 169 entrance and exit ramps at Cedar Lake Road in St. Louis Park and Minnetonka.
- Repairing pavement on Highway 169 between Highway 55 and Highway 62.
These projects will improve driver safety and accessibility, and provide a smoother road surface and longer lasting bridge.
This work is expected to cause major traffic impacts as a short section of Highway 169 will be closed for one year between Bren Road and Seventh Street—exit to Fifth Street and Lincoln Drive. Motorists also can expect lane restrictions and periodic ramp closures in the remaining project area.
Open house attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the overall project, construction staging timeline and project schedule. Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and project staff will be on hand to answer questions. This is the second open house with regard to the Highway 169 project.
Please visit the project website for upcoming event dates and times, in addition to project updates, at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins.
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